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As police crack down on social problems such as binge drinking, how can a small artisan cider maker take cider away from the streets and back onto the restaurant table? The humble apple - and cider, one of it's most pleasurable products lie at the heart of a new politics of food activism while the decline of the British apple orchard reveals a much wider significance to our understanding of food, politics and the way we live.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 15 mins
  • Updated Sunday 24th October 2010
  • Posted under Politics
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Track 1: The politics of food

The apple has become a contested political symbol of rural Britain versus the need to keep up with mass markets, and as the policing of pleasure increases, in an attempt to deal with social problems such as binge drinking, the new politics of food has a far reaching impact.


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1 The politics of food    The apple has become a contested political symbol of rural Britain versus the need to keep up with mass markets, and as the policing of pleasure increases, in an attempt to deal with social problems such as binge drinking, the new politics of food has a far reaching impact. Play now The politics of food
2 perspective: The politics of food    How does the decline of the British apple orchard have wider significance to our understanding of food, politics and the way we live? And why it is so important that the food activists have sustainable goals. Play now perspective: The politics of food

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